During her interview with Katie Couric, Sara Palin couldn't remember any Supreme Court cases, other than Roe v Wade. Was she told by McCain's handlers to stay away from Exxon v Baker, the case that put Alaska on the map?
The whole world heard about that disaster. We all saw the pictures of sea birds and sea otters covered in thick black crude oil. That was back in 1989, when the drunken captain of the Exxon Valdez let the oil tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound. Almost eleven million gallons of crude oil spilled into the pristine Alaskan coastline, causing one of the most devastating man-made disasters to ever occur at sea.
After the spill, Exxon dragged its feet, but in the end, more than eleven thousand Alaskans participated in the clean up. Today, over twenty five thousand gallons of crude remain on the shoreline. The spill not only killed some of the Alaskan fishing industry for a while, it killed a half million seabirds, a thousand sea otters, hundreds of harbour seals and bald eagles, dozens of whales and billions of salmon.
A few months ago, the US Supreme Court slashed the original $2.5 billion awarded to Alaskan fishermen to about $500 mil. Those fishermen were peeved. How could Sarah not remember any of this?
Oh. I forgot about "drill, baby, drill". Sarah has to censor her memory of any inconvenient truths nowadays. And this is no joke. I wish it were.